Adding or removing scheduling properties

You can use a scheduling properties configuration file to change the default set of scheduling properties used when assigning jobs to printers. The value in a job property must match the value in its corresponding printer property for the job to schedule to the selected printer.
Entries in the makeLikePrinterAttrs.cfg file are used to determine which job properties are updated to match printer properties when you click the Make Jobs Match Printer action on the Schedule Jobs page.
To update the scheduling properties file:
  1. Log in to the primary computer as the RICOH ProcessDirector system user (aiw1 is the default).
  2. Navigate to /aiw/aiw1/config (AIX and Linux) or C:\aiw\aiw1\config (Windows).
  3. Open the makeLikePrinterAttrs.cfg file with a text editor.
  4. Add, edit, or delete scheduling properties from the file.
  5. When you are done editing, save the file.
  6. Restart RICOH ProcessDirector.
    The updated makeLikePrinterAttrs.cfg file is used the next time the PrintJobs step runs or you use the Schedule jobs action.
The contents of the default scheduling properties file:
  • Only the properties with rules specified in the file must match for a job to be scheduled to a printer.
  • If you enter a job property more than once, the last value for the job property is used.
  • If a value for a property in a rule is null, it is considered a match.
  • If you leave a job scheduling property blank, it matches all values used for the corresponding printer property.
  • If the file is empty, the job is sent to the printer without matching any properties.
  • If the file does not exist when the PrintJobs step runs, the default RICOH ProcessDirector base scheduling properties are used to define matches.
  • Conflicts in the Schedule Jobs dialog are caused by job and printer property values in the scheduling properties file that do not match. Some job properties that you add to the scheduling properties file may not be available to display in the Jobs table.